Own An Actual Box of Moonlight
I freely admit to having only seen a few minutes of CBS's "Forever Night"-ish vampire detective series "Moonlight" and coming away quite unimpressed. I assume most people agreed since CBS staked the low-rated series after one season. Yet it clearly developed a devoted following; there was a fervent online campaign to save the series and efforts were made to sell the show to another network - all for naught. Those fans will have to settle for a DVD box set of the show's one and only season.
DVD Active has reported that Warner Home Video will release a 4-disc package of all 16-episodes of the short-lived "Moonlight" on January 20th. All 16 episodes will be presented in anamorphic widescreen with English Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. The set will retail for $39.98. No extras. Nada. Zilch. Not even a copy of that petition.
For those in need of a refresher as to what "Moonlight" was all about:
"Any private eye knows a lot about other people’s secrets. L.A. private eye Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) has a secret of his own. He’s a vampire, dwelling in a covert netherworld complicated by friendship with an undead finance honcho (Jason Dohring), memories of the alluring ex-wife (Shannyn Sossamon) who turned him into a vampire, and a relationship with a human (Sophia Myles) he feels drawn to protect – and maybe to love. But no matter how tempting, Mick knows a vampire-human romance is eternally dangerous. This 16-episode, 4-disc set of the series voted the 2008 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama is a sure entertainment bet for all who like their vampire stories sleek, intense and passionate."
Voted the 2008 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama? I looked it up online and read that it was one of 12 new dramas last year vying for the award. Nine of those shows got cancelled in less than a season. I think that says all you need to know about how little the People's Choice Awards matter.
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